Shakspeare.From an original Picture in the Possession of the late Duke of Chandois.
Stipple, portrait with vignette of the Globe Theatre, Southwark below. 190 x 140mmm, 7½ x 5½".
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), dramatist and poet. The most celebrated English playwright and poet, and one of the great writers of all time, Shakespeare was highly esteemed during his life. After the so-called 'Chandos portrait' attributed to John Taylor (died 1651), the first portrait to be acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 1856.
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